Easiest ever microwave mug cakes

Learn how to make these quick and easy desserts with just a few key ingredients. Our recipes are perfect for when you fancy something sweet in a hurry.

Points to remember: 

  • White chocolate and raspberry: Pour 3 tbsp vegetable oil into a microwave safe mug. Add 3 tbsp caster sugar, 1 egg, 3 tbsp plain flour, pinch baking powder and whisk with a fork until smooth. 
  • Drop in a few fresh or frozen raspberries, 4-5 squares white chocolate and sprinkle the top with a few flaked almonds
  • Carefully place in the microwave and cook for 45 secs-1 min on high until puffed up and cooked through. Leave to cool for 1 min or until just warm. 
  • Dust with icing sugar to serve. 

  • Apple and cinnamon: Peel, core and chop 1 apple and put the pieces in a mug with a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar. Microwave on full for 1 min 30 secs or until the apple is soft but still holds its shape. 
  • Pour 3 tbsp vegetable oil in a bowl and add 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 1 egg, 3 tbsp plain flour, a pinch of baking powder and a pinch of cinnamon. Whisk until smooth then pour the mixture into the mug on top of the cooked apples.
  • Microwave on high for 45 secs-1 min or until puffed up and cooked through. 
  • Top with double cream or custard

  • Chocolate: Pour 2 tbsp vegetable oil into a mug. Add 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 tbsp plain flour, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp boiling water, few drops vanilla extract and whisk with a fork until smooth. 
  • Unwrap 1 Lindor chocolate truffle and drop it into the middle of the cake batter. 
  • Microwave on high for 45 secs-1 min or until puffed up and cooked through and the truffle has melted. 
  • Great with a scoop of ice cream

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Ada Er
4th May, 2020
I tried the apple cinnamon one and it wasn't good. Tasted too eggy. 1 egg per tiny cake is just too much egg.
Sue Wardle
10th Feb, 2019
I put caramel condensed milk in the middle xx
15th May, 2017
Looks bland tastes disgusting
16th May, 2017
which one?
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